God’s Unlimited Dominion (2)
It is common knowledge that the great kingdoms of the past have been destroyed. When Nebuchadnezzar and Darius received revelations from heaven, they became enlightened and awakened to spiritual realities and divine truth. They both affirmed that only the living God, the eternal God, would have a kingdom, a dominion, which shall not be destroyed. “He is the living God, and steadfast forever, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and His dominion shall be even unto the end,” Daniel 6: 26. “Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty, for all that is the heaven and in the earth is Thine; Thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and Thou art exalted as Head above all,” 1 Chronicles 29: 11. “The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King forever” (Psalm 29: 10).
The reign of the eternal God, the everlasting King extends over all people in all nations from generation to generation. His sovereignty is unconfined and His power is irresistible. The Scriptures are full of the revelation of God’s everlasting dominion. God’s dominion is not only in the world, but also in heaven; not only in time, but in eternity. The duration of His reign extends through eternity. God’s dominion over men and angels will be for evermore. All men, Pharaoh, Saul, Nebuchadnezzar, Darius, Alexander the Great, Herod, Caesar, Nero, etc. came to an end and their kingdoms and dominions also came to an end.
We shall continue to see the end of man’s reign, but time is not long enough to put God’s reign to an end. The government of the eternal King shall be forever. All His creatures, all men and angels, shall be ruled by His will and His laws. As the Almighty God, He is qualified in every way to govern and rule over all men, all things and all angels. Dominion is His and He has supreme power to exercise it over all. By His omnipotence, He has established and sustained the earth and the heavens with all the inhabitants therein; by His infinite power and wisdom will He reign over all forever and ever. He is clothed with majesty and the robe of His royalty will be ever glorious. His kingdom and dominion, His majesty and glory, His wisdom and strength will be shown in eternal splendour in the sight of saints and angels forever and ever.
Darius saw the supernatural act of God, His miraculous protection and preservation of Daniel just like Pharaoh, Balak, Ahab, Nebuchadnezzar, Herod all saw ‘the miracles and the acts “of the God of Israel”. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Moses, Elijah, the Israelites, Peter, Paul, and the saints of God in all generations have also seen the mighty acts of God.
“But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the Lord, which He did,” Deuteronomy 11:7. “Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? Who can shew forth all His praise? “One generation shall praise Thy works to another, and shall declare Thy mighty acts,” Psalms 106: 2; 145: 4). Darius praised God for His mighty act, which he saw and he publicised it for all people and nations to know and reverence God. “… And men shall speak of the might of Thy terrible acts: and I will declare Thy greatness … To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom” (Psalm 145: 6,12).
God’s power is sufficient to govern and control all His creation – the fire, the lions, the raging tempest, the winds and the waves, the storm-tossed sea, even demons and men. Our God will use all means at His disposal, angels, men and all His creation, to deliver His righteous children, who trust in Him. He has power to deliver and He will deliver His sons, saints and servants who are committed to His will, from troubles, temptations, trials and tyrants. Though troops of messengers of danger and destruction surround us, God has promised to deliver and keep us safe and secure.
And we are “fully persuaded that what He had promised, He was (and He is) able also to perform” (Romans 4:21).
Further Reading (King James Version): Daniel 6:25-27; Exodus 15: 18; Psalms 93: 1; 146: 10; Daniel 2: 44; 4:3,34; 7:14,27; Psalms 45:6; 145:11-13; Micah 4:7; Revelation 11: 15; Jude 24, 25; Psalms 34: 7,17,19; 97:10; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10; Job 5:8-12; 9:4,10-12; 33:26-30; Psalm 40: 4,5; Jeremiah 32:17-20, 27; Acts 14:1-3; Romans 15:19-21; Hebrews 2: 1-4.